The illusration shows the procedure in a sagittal section of the human body. A hollow needle is used to deliver the seeds to their exact positions within the prostate.
Content: Illustration Brachytherapy
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Client: Dimensional / Gesundheitsinformation.de – IQWIG
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Brachytherapy of the prostate is a special form of cancer treatment in which tiny radioactive radiation sources (seeds) are implanted directly into the prostate gland, which is located near the bladder. These seeds continuously emit low-dose radiation that specifically destroys cancer cells in the prostate while largely sparing surrounding healthy tissue.